Leo Szilard
PASSINGS: Napoleon A. Jones Jr., John Silard, Ruben Castro, Amin Hafez, Thor Arngrim

Napoleon A. Jones Jr. Judge in San Diego Scouts case Napoleon A. Jones Jr., 69, the federal judge who ruled in a San Diego case that the Boy Scouts were a religious group and couldn't lease city land, died Dec. 12 at his home in northern San Diego County after a long battle with prostate cancer, his wife, Rosalyn, said. In 2003, Jones found that San Diego acted improperly in leasing land to the Boy Scouts, an organization that bars gay leaders and requires members to swear an oath to God. Jones found that the leases violated the separation of church and state. The ruling is under appeal. Jones was born Aug. 25, 1940, in Hodge, La., and was raised in San Diego. He graduated from San...